Rocky Mount in Nash County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Medal of Honor Recipient
— Veterans Memorial at Jack Laughery Park —
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Place and Date: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 22 April 1914. Born: 28 August 1879, Tarboro, N.C.
For Distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914; Lieutenant Staton was eminent and conspicuous in command of his battalion. Lieutenant Staton exhibited courage and skill in leading his men through the action of the 22d and in the final occupation of the city.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1914.
Location. 35° 56.805′ N, 77° 47.705′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County. Memorial is on North Church Street (Business U.S. 301) just north of Goldleaf Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker located within Veterans Memorial at Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 N Church St, Rocky Mount NC 27804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial At Jack Laughery Park (here, next to this marker); Harold Bascom Durham, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Hardees Food System (a few steps from this marker); Jim Thorpe (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Dixie (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thelonious Monk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miss Anna Easter Brown (approx. ¼ mile away); Douglas Franklin Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
Also see . . . Adolphus Staton. (Submitted on March 29, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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